Category Archives: Industry Specific HIPAA Compliance

Business Associates: How to become HIPAA compliant, increase revenue, and gain new clients

Wednesday August 26th 2-3:30 EST Since Omnibus started in 2013 Business Associates (BA) have scrambled to understand and adhere to the Federal Regulation. Though Omnibus alone was a reason for Business Associates to become compliant many realized that compliance could help differentiate their offerings. Helping the company retain and acquire new clients. Compliance is helping… Read More »

What message does a $4.5 million fine and prison time send about HITECH and Meaningful Use?

Recently, the former CFO of the Shelby Regional Medical Center, Joe White, has been sentenced to 23 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $4.5 million in restitution. White oversaw the hospital’s implementation of electronic health records (EHR) and was responsible for Meaningful Use attestation to obtain incentive payments. He pleaded guilty to making… Read More »

FREE Webinar: HIPAA Compliance as a Service for MSPs and Business Associates

Wednesday, June 3rd from 2:00–3:30 EST Are you and your clients compliant? According to HHS, 70% of the market is not HIPAA compliant, while CMS states that 79% of Meaningful Use Audits result in failure. The two biggest factors: incomplete risk assessments and the lack of understanding between the difference of HIPAA and HITECH compliance. With… Read More »

HIPAA Police –Are They Coming For You?

As reported by Health and Human Services (HHS) HIPAA fines and audits are significantly on the rise. 5% of practices are being audited against the HITECH Act and Omnibus Rule. Are you compliant? “How do all these regulations affect me as a Healthcare Covered Entity or Business Associate?” To answer that question, let’s first look… Read More »

Risk Assessment for HIPAA Breach: The Elephant in the Room

Performing HIPAA risk assessments is among the list of priorities of practitioners, as it’s necessary to keep their practices and patients protected. However, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Security of patient data is an important part of government regulations that effect physicians’ business and safety of patients’ health data. What physicians forget most… Read More »